Changing the Discourse on Taiwan: Japan-Taiwan Ties in 2021

In 2021, the public discourse about Taiwan in Japan has shifted, with affirmations of the importance of Taiwan for regional security from political leaders and discussion of Taiwan in the annual defense white paper. How do these unprecedented changes impact Japan-Taiwan relations and Taiwan’s engagement with international partners?

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Hung-jen Wang and Dr. Madoka Fukuda on the growing significance of Japan-Taiwan ties.

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Madoka Fukuda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Politics, Faculty of Law, Hosei University

Madoka Fukuda is also a Visiting Scholar at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in media and governance from Keio University. She specializes in the PRC’s diplomacy and cross-Strait relations in the postwar years. She published her first book The PRC’s Diplomacy and Taiwan: The Origin of the ‘One-China’ Principle (Keio University Press, 2013), and received the 25th special prize for Asia-Pacific studies (The Asian AffairsResearch Council, Japan).

Hung-jen Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National Cheng Kung University

Hung-jen Wang is currently also the Secretary-General at the Taiwan Society of Japan Studies (TSJS). His research interests focus mainly on Post-/Non-Western IR theory, Chinese foreign policy, and the cross-Taiwan Strait relations. Dr. Wang is co-author of China and International Theory: The Balance of Relationships (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2019). He received PhD in International Politics at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

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